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Thanks for the input, guys! I've decided to just leave things as they are unless she comments again. At that time, I'll send a message explaining that I don't appreciate her juvenile trolling and that I'm deleting her. If that's the way she chooses to conduct herself, she's not really deserving of being treated with respect at that point. I'll put up with a lot from family, but there definitely is a line, and she's very nearly crossed it.
The younger I would strongly have suggested having it out with her. Even if you didn’t change her mind you’d have the satisfaction of, as you said, destroying her. At this point, though, I really don’t think that approach will do you much good. There is no changing a mind that is so far gone. Given the dynamics involved with your mom I just can’t see any good that could come out of attacking her or putting her in a place where others will attack her. Zealots are not going to be the first ones to join the enlightenment party.
Do your best to forget about her nonsense and relax. You’re heart will thank you for doing so.
Sorry, but I think it would be a complete act of futility and you would be much better served by going out and having a beer with the buds. Look at how your conversation has gone so far. She has not heard anything you have said. When you have asked a question she avoids the answer, but not to avoid i, but what you are say, she does not understand.
I recommend you don't waste your time.
I've had my brother get mad at me for sharing a TYT video (that he didn't watch with a clear head, the first time around.) I had to hear it from my mother, because I hadn't been on FB in awhile... It worked itself out, once my brother cooled down, watched the video, and realized that what I was upset about (NDAA) wasn't a shot at the military but the politicians putting forth the act.
This past week, our 1st cousin, once removed, was..er... removed from my brother's FB, because of another misunderstanding. She'd left me a message asking for me to intercede, but again, I hadn't been following FB much because I had RL stuff to deal with. And again, it worked itself out.
I guess what I'm getting to is... families are going to have their differences. What you need to figure out is what's the important thing to you, in this situation. Is it being right? Or is it being understanding at the least, or familial at the most?
I get the frustration at the double-standard that can happen for those of us with fundy family and friends on FB. You can either pick and choose your battles before they happen, or figure how much fallout you want to deal with later.
There's so many things I've held my tongue on, knowing it would hurt a family member to read. That said, if I ever see a hurtful thing from them, religious or not, I will call them on it. --But I'll do it in a way that I hopefully will show them why it's hurtful and inconsiderate.
And yeah, it sucks that some of us need to walk on eggshells. On a website/app. Shouldn't have to be that way, but the choice ultimately, is ours. And having that choice and the wisdom to choose leaves you the one on higher ground. Hang in there.
Hey, NC. I know this will sound like a copout of sorts, as I usually don't mind going toe to toe with theists, but you do have your mom and extended family to think about. What problems will it cause to your immediate family, your mom? And your extended family? If you can fade the heat, and it won't affect your mother, I'd say go for it. Just my thoughts, my friend. Please, be well. Peace.
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